PAUTAKAN! PAGALINGAN! PATATAGAN! -Survivor Philippines
Yes the GMA-7 Network got the franchise rights for this biggest reality show worldwide!. It has not yet been announced who will host Survivor Philippines, but many are hoping that Paolo Bediones would get the job since he already has experience in hosting this format in Extra Challenge, also in Kapuso Channel.
Survivor was created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons, and the first production to use this format was the Swedish show Expedition: Robinson in 1997. Soon after, in 2000, other countries developed their own series based on this format: Belgium, Brazil, the Netherlands, and, of course, the United States. Aside from these countries, Survivor has also been franchised in Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
And now, add to that list the Philippines, which has so many breathtaking islands ideal for Survivor locations. GMA is in search now of contestants from 18 to 60 years old, physically fit and willing to become castaways and endure intense physical and mental challenges in an unfamiliar territory for 39 days. 16 castaways for SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES, will be chosen. Here are the nationwide auditions in key cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
DAVAO = MAY 1 and 2
CEBU = MAY 5 and 6
ILOILO = MAY 8 and 9
BAGUIO = MAY 17 and 18
MANILA = MAY 21, 22 and 23